Eczema Lotions

Updated on January 06, 2011
A.E. asks from Mankato, MN
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I have found that aquaphor works best for my child's eczema. What has worked for you other Moms. I don't mind trying other things to see if they work better. My husband has eczema on his feet too so maybe something will work better for both of them. I have also tried the eucerin lotion but aquaphor seems to work a little better plus it is easier to rub on.

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answers from New York on

Renew by malaeluca. It's tough to get but well worth it, my hubbie has eczema all his life, and this has worked wonders for him. Worth a try.

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answers from Jacksonville on

My 3 year old has eczema and we use cetaphil as a moistureizer. His pediatrician also gave us a prescription for hydrocortizone cream. It helps out alot but the small daily things make a big impact. Using sensitive soaps like Dove, instead of rubbing with a towl after baths pat your little one dry, and use the creams and moistureizers generously after baths and in drier weather. Hope this helps :)



answers from Jackson on

My dermotoligist suggested Cetiphil. You can get at walmart or anywhere.



answers from Dallas on

Aquaphor works great for us! Also Muestella products (bath soaps and lotions). We try figure out the root of eczema and it seems to be dairy & nuts. So for bad flare ups, we also use scratchmenots to stop scratching damage.



answers from Honolulu on

Boericke & Tafel - Florasone Cream.
It is an all natural alternative, to hydrocortisone creams.
It is for Eczema and skin rashes....

You can find it online at Amazon or at Whole Foods.

its good stuff.

all the best,



answers from Portland on

We use Aveeno's Oatmeal hydrocortisone cream for my daughter's eczema. Works great. Also oatmeal baths (Aveeno also has a good option for this).

Here's their site - linked to the oatmeal bath product



answers from Chicago on

I would recommend adding roman camomile essential oil to the aquaphor. If it isn't diluted two drops will work for a 4 oz amount of lotion. Camomile is safe for babies. If you have any further questions, you can find me at



answers from Minneapolis on

vanicream. This works amazing, its the only cream I get my son in the winter time when he gets really dry. He has had eczema since he was little so we have tried almost everything. Coconut oil works for healing the skin as well as tea tree oil. But if your child is little or allergic to nuts dont use the coconut on him. HTH


answers from Dallas on

Renew lotion works the best! You used to have to be a melaleuca member but I recently saw it selling on Amazon. Search for it. It's GREAT!!

I found it for you, here you go...

P.S. you asked about lotions and Renew will help a lot but I also recommend you look into diet changes. My oldest had eczema as a baby and I started with taking chemicals out of the house (hence the melaleuca products), started giving her essential fatty acid supplements (squeezing a flaxseed capsule into her bottles) and rubbing evening primrose into her skin each day. Eczema disappeared and hasn't been back since. Best of luck, I know it's miserable!


answers from Dover on

Renew works great.

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